The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep (Harvard Medical School Guides) Paperback – October 16, 2006
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Lawrence Epstein, M.D., is the regional medical director for the Harvard-affiliated Sleep HealthCenters and an instructor at Harvard Medical School and was recently president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He lives in Boston.
Steven Mardon is a professional writer who specializes in health topics.
From the Back Cover
Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan
How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program for overcoming sleep problems from insomnia and snoring to restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
Dr. Lawrence Epstein of Harvard Medical School reveals his proven six-step plan to maximize your nights and energize your days. He explains the health benefits of sleep and identifies signs of sleep problems as he gives in-depth advice on how to:
- Turn your bedroom into the optimal sleep environment
- Finally overcome insomnia
- Silence buzz-saw snoring
- Relax restless legs
- Deal with daytime exhaustion
- Determine if sleep medication is right for you
- Improve your sleep by improving your child's sleep
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Dr. Epstein's book lays it on the line. It appears to be a remarkable summary of the research, making the case for sleep therapy of many kinds, but is especially strong on sleep apnea.
I really got the idea that the book was written on two levels. First, it is authoritative enough for MD reading. Second, it is clear enough for patients to read.
My mental struggle with the CPAP therapy has been going on for two years. After reading this book, the prospect of wearing the mask for the rest of my life doesn't seem onerous at all. Reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and car collisions.
There are many other important topics addressed as well. And its hard to imagine a better source.
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